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  1. This week EA revealed that Kyle Katarn is coming to their hit mobile game "Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes" to join that fairly massive roster of not only movie characters, but a slew of Legends characters as well, which is always kind of a shocker due to the nature of Lucasfilm's efforts to keep Legends material out of the public eye for the most part. They now have a big number of character from KOTOR including Revan, Malak, Bastila, and many more.

    Kyle Katarn showcase

    As someone that knows very little about this game, I will keep the description of Kyle in the game brief. It looks like he is able to fight on a Jedi team as well as a Rebel team, which makes sense considering his history with both. His moves are very reminiscent of come JK2/A moves. Here's a bunch of GIFs to show some of that.

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    You can read all about this in more detail if you are a player of GoH at the developer forum threads below.

    Developer Insight: Kyle Katarn

    Kit Reveal: Kyle Katarn

    EA's Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes is available on iOS and Android for free.


     

    This was probably just another article about something 9/10 of you don't care about, but it's one of those things that hopefully makes you go:

    "Fairly interesting" reaction  Pretty cool


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  2. Limited Run is finally releasing a new physical edition for KOTOR, similar to what they did for JK2 and JKA. These look absolutely amazing. There are 5 editions: Premium and Master edition for PC and Switch, and just a normal standard edition for Switch.

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    Pre-orders start tomorrow!

    KOTOR Master Edition (PC)

    KOTOR Premium Edition (PC)

    KOTOR Master Edition (Switch)

    KOTOR Premium Edition (Switch)

    KOTOR Standard Edition (Switch)

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  3. This doesn't really pertain to our core community here, since the majority of you are PC players, but this is some welcome news. Yesterday Microsoft relaunched their backwards compatibility program with a whopping 70 new titles after putting it on hold during the Series X|S transition. One of the first games on the list is our beloved Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast. This is particularly important because Jedi Academy was already backwards compatible, but also that both games got re-released on PS4 and Switch and were left out on Xbox. It was assumed it was due to Jedi Outcast being added to backwards compatibility later down the line but we had no proof of this.

    Remember that backwards compatible titles do not support online multiplayer anymore, since those original Xbox Live servers were shut down years ago. However one advantage over the other recent platform ports is this does have local splitscreen multiplayer, which was a feature skipped over when Aspyr ported them to PS4 and Switch recently. One of the biggest benefits to consoles is couch co-op or competition, so at least Xbox versions will still have that experience.

    It's also worth noting that Starfighter, ROTS the game, and The Clone Wars (not based on the animated show) games are on the list as well.

    You can buy Jedi Outcast digitally directly on the Xbox store here or you can attempt to find a physical copy of the original Xbox game at third party stores like eBay or Amazon.

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  4. Today, Aspyr Media announced two new bundles they are releasing in physical form for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4: the Jedi Knight Collection (Jedi Outcast and Academy) and the Racer and Commando Combo (Star Wars Racer and Republic Commando). This is a partnership with THQ Nordic, which I assume is for the physical media production and distribution portion. This comes over a year and a half after Jedi Academy released on Switch and PS4 digitally, and two years after Outcast.

    It's worth emphasizing that this is a physical release only, since they were digital only before. Bundling these games together was no doubt a way to save costs which will hopefully reflect on the price for the consumer, but no price has been revealed as of this writing.

    Earlier last year there was a physical release of 3 of these games courtesy of Limited Run Games which let you choose PC, Switch, or PS4 as your platform, but that was of course just a limited run meant for collectors. I showed those off in a post here if you are interested in that. This new release is much different though, with the intention to make these games more accessible and available to those that prefer physical media or want to save some money by getting them bundled.

    It also might be worth pointing out once again that the Xbox is left out because they did not gain the publishing rights to the Xbox version. Many people assume this is due to Microsoft wanting the backwards compatible version of Jedi Academy to be the only version in their store, however Jedi Outcast is still not backwards compatible on Xbox One/Series X|S, so it's still unclear the exact reason. Perhaps it will come in the future but right now if you are an Xbox-only player, you'll have to stick with the original Xbox releases. The benefit is all original Xbox games run at 1080p or sometimes even 4K upscaled through backwards compatibility on Xbox One X or Series X, so they run and look pretty darn good.

    Once these bundles are released we will update this article with links to buy. Existing digital links are below and some are affiliate links, which helps us keep the lights on here. You can also donate to us any time at this link.

    Jedi Outcast for Nintendo Switch (Digital)

    Jedi Outcast for PC (Steam)

    Jedi Outcast for PS4 (Digital)

    Jedi Academy for Nintendo Switch (Digital)

    Jedi Academy for PC (Steam)

    Jedi Academy for PS4 (Digital)

    Jedi Academy for original Xbox (Physical) [Backwards Compatible with Xbox One and Series]

     

     


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  5. That’s a fair suggestion. I think my logic was that people interested in latest files would automatically go to the Files section to see them there, but obviously having them on the front page bigger would be beneficial since it’s the #1 reason people visit. 
     

    I just changed it a bit to have them bigger and more prominent. More small front page changes will be coming later as well.

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  6. SUMMER MOD CONTEST 2021
    WINNER

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    A day late for this due to being busy yesterday, but here we go! The winner is @SephFFand @mjt with their map Costa del Sol!!

    Costa del Sol is such a treat of a map, and is something I was picturing when thinking of this contest. The fish underwater and vacation Kyle really put this entry into the winner's circle for me. It was cool watching him post the progress on the JKC discord as well. Amazing work guys!!

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    After a day-long extension, we've got all our entries in for the Summer Mod Contest! We've got a solid collection of creations here, so choose wisely!

    As always, I recommend downloading them all to test out before you vote! All entries are listed below or in this tag list here.

    Voting will be open from now until September 19th with a winner announced on September 20th to close out the summer. Happy voting! 🏖️🌴


     


     


     


     


     

     

     

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  8. It's coming to PC and PS5 at launch, with Xbox and maybe Switch later.

    https://aspyr.com/starwars/

    They also had a brief interview about it at the end of the showcase, this clip should start the right spot but if not it's at 1:09:03

    TL;DW
    They are making this from the ground up, while also respecting and taking inspiration from the original. They assembled a brand new team of AAA industry veterans just for this game, including those from the original KOTOR team from 2003 BioWare.

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  9. 9 hours ago, Linken said:

    Playing through the movie from beginning to end would be too ambitious, all Star Wars movies are mostly talking, not too interesting from the player's point of view. 

    Which was kind of my initial point with the Death Star scene. I'm curious what the criteria for what you include and don't include are.

  10. 18 hours ago, Linken said:

    I understand where you're coming from, but recreating the dialogue scenes in JKA I felt was necessary. I didn't want to take the risk of getting sued by having clips of the movie.

    That’s understandable but I honestly don’t think it would be an issue. You’d probably be just as liable for including the audio, character names, weapons, etc. as you would be video. As long as your intention is not to redistribute the movie as a whole and to profit on it then you’d basically be clear to use them under fair use.

    But if cutscene recreations are the vision you have for the mod then that’s great. Maybe I just misunderstood what the mod’s goal was. Playing the movie through from top to bottom would still be cool in it’s own way.

    You mentioned reworking the Ambush on Tatooine mission, I’m curious if you have anything planned to diverge from what we see on screen? There was mention of taking parts from the TPM game for the Theed palace mission, I’m wondering if something could also be done with that one, as I believe there was a lot more of an elaborate chase in that mission with parts taking place in the town, IIRC. Been awhile since I played it. Could make it a lot more interesting that way, but just a thought.

    Looking forward to seeing more!

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